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Chat for better communication.

Post by Master_X » Fri Apr 20, 2012 20:41

I would really like to have a chat here to know about other ppl and to hear their gaming experiences. As I mentioned it in my last post the member count would go up. A forum without chat for me is like a conversation without using your mouth... I hope it's possible :)

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Post by Drasir-Vel » Sat Apr 21, 2012 23:55

That could be cool. I like the idea. I guess the difference between a regular forum topic and a chat is that you wouldn't need to refresh the page every few seconds to check for new posts. Though i'm not sure if it would make a difference in how many users would come. Also, i wouldn't be the one who would have to implement it, so i don't know. But there is a mod here that looks like it could do it: http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/m ... w_version/

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Post by eMTe » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:35

Chat isnt bad thing per se. The problem is that with activity limited to few posts a day this forum doesnt need the chat badly.

Somebody correct me: we had shoutbox in the past, right?
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Post by Zyx » Mon Apr 23, 2012 15:42

eMTe wrote:Somebody correct me: we had shoutbox in the past, right?
Maybe a long, long time ago.
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Post by Pater Alf » Mon Apr 23, 2012 16:22

I can't remember that we ever had a shoutbox. :wondering:
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Post by Master_X » Mon Apr 23, 2012 16:32

The site has few posts a day because it has only 800 members...
Another forum has about 73k members with a chat and is getting at least 25 per day. Even though most users (85%+) arent active at all.
EDIT: Changed member count. The forum im talking about has 52k posts and is 2yo. IIRC your site is 4yo? and has 40k posts.

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Post by Master_X » Mon Apr 23, 2012 16:50

Here's also a preview of it:
Forum History (using forum time offset)
Yearly Summary New Topics New Posts New Members Most Online
2012 173 910 566 67
April 2012 71 415 179 56
March 2012 102 495 387 67
P.S.: There is only 2 months of data because the site changed.
Can't submit spaces -.-

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Post by Chroelle » Mon Apr 23, 2012 16:58

CAn I ask which site? One of our "problems" getting new members is also that we do not advertise heavily. And I am pretty sure we had a shoutbox at some point, and we took it down because it meant that alot of issues with games were dealt with there and thus the data vanished when the shoutbox convo ended. Also it meant that most people stopped by here and used the shoutbox and then left leaving no hard evidence of them being here. (I might be confusing this with some other forum ..(OG)...)
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Post by Master_X » Mon Apr 23, 2012 17:05

If you say advertising do you mean like google? The site I'm talking about only advertises with google and it gets a lot of members. The Site is http://www.flashcheats.org/forum/index.php

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Post by Master_X » Mon Apr 23, 2012 17:10

Maybe the problem is that freeware is less popular than hacking :) just suggesting...

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Post by Chroelle » Mon Apr 23, 2012 17:12

Yeah...We dont advertise with anything but Project wonderful. Google adverts gets you alot further for somewhat more money. So far most of our traffic is coming from extremely relevant seraches, which always delights me, as I also have a blog where I get some of my traffic from irrelevant searches but the pics-searchterms hit my site.

But I have to say that I considered advertising through Google lately, but I am not sure I am all that disappointed with our traffic, considering that we seem to get some buzz on relevant sites.
I cannot seem to find a non-forum site on that link - isnt there any?
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Post by Master_X » Mon Apr 23, 2012 17:15

Nope it's a plain hacking forum with a chat and spamming board (that's what lol's me the most)

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Re: Chat for better communication.

Post by Master_X » Tue Apr 24, 2012 21:02

In fact there WAS a non-forum site but it disappeared after the change. They are now "debating " will it return or not.

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